Prince Harry breaks his toe ahead of pole trek

Prince Harry has broken a toe following a minor accident but will still take part in a gruelling charity trek to the South Pole, Kensington Palace has said.

Harry is not thought to be in any great pain but is likely to be taking things easy while the fracture heals.

Prince Harry is due to travel to the South Pole this winter. Credit: Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment

This winter the prince will race with a team of injured British servicemen and women against United States and Commonwealth groups to the South Pole in an expedition organised by the charity Walking With The Wounded.

A Kensington Palace spokesman said: "He's fractured his toe but the South Pole trip is very much on."

The Palace did not disclose when the royal suffered the break or which foot is injured.